Understanding the Syrian Revolution: Perspectives from the Grassroots

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 23:00 to Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 00:30

Revolutions belong to the people. Deepen your understanding of the complexities surrounding the Syrian Revolution from a grassroots perspective with speakers Kenana Dawood and Noor Mamlouk. Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution the Syrian regime responded to protests with violence; including the use of mass starvation. There is also a complex international political climate. For instance, countries like the United States and Russia are trying to impose their agendas on Syrians. Other players within the region such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Israel are funding different local groups to achieve their own agendas. Despite all of this, the Syrian people are still persevering to keep their revolution alive.

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